What a strange combination of topics, and I'm sure they could be two separate posts!
A few weeks ago my younger cousin Tom from Colorado e-mailed me for an old family recipe! While I didn't have the recipe, I knew where to get it! From the keeper of all the family records, LOL!!!
This recipe was introduced to our family via my Aunt Esther (married to my mom's brother), and now that she has some Alzheimer's she doesn't remember everything, so I couldn't ask her. Esther was quite the family baker back in the day.
Next up, phone Aunt Mae, yup, she had it, I knew she would, and she reminded me that this was Aunt Esther's recipe - she's so honest. Aunt Mae is my mom's youngest sister and whenever I need a family recipe, she's my "go to aunt." I don't know why this recipe is named Scotch bars, I don't know what's Scotch about it! All I know is that they are very rich, and delicious, and I hope you enjoy them!
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup Chocolate bits (or more if you like)
1 cup chopped walnuts (or more if you like)
Cream butter, sugar, yolks and vanilla in a large mixing bowl, mix flour slowly then mix in oatmeal.
Spread the mixture on a quarter baking sheet
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 - 20 minutes.
Immediately sprinkle chocolate bits then nuts.
Cool, cut into squares and enjoy!
A little bit of Emily's Etiquette
I saw this quote recently on a fellow bloggers site, and I loved it!
“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” ~ Emily Post
Then it made me begin to think about etiquette.Did you know there are Ten Lost Rules of Etiquette . . . I didn't!
10. Men's wedding clothes.
9. Opening the door.
8. Writing Thank-you notes.
7. Asking for gifts.
6. Leaving at the right time.
5. Arriving on time.
3. Parental unity.
2. Discretion on the street.
1. Money talks.
If you'd like to read the detail on these Lost Rules of Etiquette, please click here. I must admit, it was fun to read some of them!
P.S. It's snowing AGAIN as I write this post . . . will it NEVER end? When you have a moment please check out my Voki on my side bar to hear my personal greeting!